Dennis Bonnen

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The Texas Tribune
October 22, 2019 - 8:18 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- First-term Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 — marking an end to the Angleton Republican's months-long political fallout that has roiled the lower chamber he oversees.
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The Texas Tribune
October 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
By Cassandra Pollock, Emma Platoff and Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- During a June conversation at the Texas Capitol, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen urged hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan to target members of their own party in the 2020...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
June 21, 2019 - 12:56 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
June 12, 2019 - 4:14 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Against the backdrop of an Austin burger joint struggling with its property taxes, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Wednesday an expansive reform measure meant to slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, long a priority issue for GOP state leaders.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 11:09 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Days after top Republican leaders announced they had a deal on a school finance bill long in the making, the Texas House and Senate on Saturday approved the final legislation, bringing mandated teacher pay raises and property tax cuts one step closer to becoming law.
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Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 9:13 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut school district taxes — and it includes a compromise on raises for full-time teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
By Cassandra Pollock and Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Texas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its three main 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 04, 2019 - 12:26 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Showing their usual united front, the state’s "Big Three" political leaders on Friday tried to remake their case for why the Texas Legislature should deliver on long-term, ongoing property tax relief before the session wraps up this month.
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Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune
April 11, 2019 - 8:07 pm
AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) -- Thursday was scheduled to be property tax day in the Texas House. Then it was rumored to be property tax day in the Texas Senate. And finally, it proved to be neither.
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Office of the Speaker
January 08, 2019 - 2:50 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- With the 86th Texas Legislature gaveled into session, the Texas House has a new speaker: Dennis Bonnen. Bonnen, a Republican from Angleton, replaces former Speaker Joe Straus, who retired following the 85th Legislature. "I am humbled by the confidence placed in me by my fellow...
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